tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät \

Definition of teapot

: a vessel with a spout and a handle in which tea is brewed and from which it is served

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Fill it with all your mugs, saucers, and teapots, plants, and more. 9. Marlen Komar, Curbed, "10 ways to make the most of a tiny kitchen," 25 July 2018 In 1933, company founder Alfredo Bialetti invented an octagonal coffee pot, known as a moka, which whistles on the stove like a teapot. Tom Fairless, WSJ, "A Tale of Two Companies—and Two Countries," 20 Jan. 2019 An eagle-eyed antiques enthusiast bought the teapot two years ago in England for only $20 (or 15 pounds British money), media outlets report. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Bargain hunter paid $20 for old South Carolina teapot. It auctioned for $800,000! | Charlotte Observer," 25 Feb. 2018 When teapot boils pour boiling water over the jar lids. House Beautiful, "Strawberry Jam Recipe from Kitchen of the Year," 20 July 2012 The first limited-edition piece launches in December, with one teapot being released each month through November 2013. House Beautiful, "Crate & Barrel's 50th Anniversary Teapots," 9 Nov. 2012 In response, major producers developed continuous distillation, which is more like a series of teapots linked together. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "Micro Distilling Goes Macro," 27 May 2016 So have your teapot hot and your scones pre-jammed for another English wedding spectacle. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding: Everything We Know So Far," 5 Oct. 2018 Her interiors are embedded with objects like teapots, plastic dolls and potted plants that touch on her feelings about intimacy, migration and juggling old traditions with new. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Art World’s Newest Star Makes $3 Million Paintings. Is the Crash Next?," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of teapot

1685, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of teapot

: a pot that is used for making and serving tea and that has a spout and handle


tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät \

Kids Definition of teapot

: a pot for making and serving tea

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